It’s been a week of packages at my house! I went on quite a binge when Nitro died and now the end of it is coming in . . . Chris thankfully, just tells me to stop. And then I do for a while, but I have to say “My name is June, and I’m a Shopaholic” I really think so!
During the Christmas holidays, the Jonathon Bosworth team put out a ad for a “Holly” Spindle. It was gorgeous and I put in an order. They had a lot of trouble with the wood, and couldn’t get a balance midi spindle, and they were getting worried that they were running out of the wood. And you know? I can’t even remember the actual name of this wood! I will have to e-mail Sheila and ask again!
Anyway, this is a midi, which is .88 ounces in weight, with a cochin rosewood shaft. Isn’t it pretty? Oh, and it spins (IMO) as well as the Golding I purchased recently. So, I am really pleased! ( Please ignore the stupid coaster in the background, this was the best close up that I got out of about a bazillion pictures!)
The fiber this pretty is sitting on is a Mahogany and Peroglyph batt I purchased from Lisa Souza. This batt is totally to die for; it is perfection in fiber form. I got two of this color and four in the Sand color-way.
This is spinning up as perfect lace-weight, apparently, I can only spin a lace weight yarn on a spindle, so therefore, you see why I am constantly buying them now. . . the Bosworth’s even have a buy 4 get the fifth one at 20% off and that is for the entire year. So, that’s a deal, right? Can you see where the single is plying back on itself? That’s lace weight yarn, oh yeah!!
I dare any of you to go on out and get a Bosworth spindle, it will change your mind about spindles, believe me! I personally like the midi’s but a lot of people prefer the mini’s go check them out here: Journey Wheels.